Signed and sealed: MSU Spartans

Michigan State has finalized its recruiting class for 2011. Coach Mark Dantonio has signed 21 scholarship players and a walk-on.

The scholarship players include six from within the state and four from neighboring Ohio. Michigan State signed 13 defensive players, seven offensive players and one athlete.

Here's the position breakdown:

DL: 6

OL: 3

Athlete: 1

DB: 3

QB: 1

WR: 2

TE: 1

LB: 4

A few notes:

  • For the second straight year, Michigan State's lone ESPNU 150 prospect is a talented defender from within the state. Inside linebacker Lawrence Thomas will join last year's headliner, William Gholston, in East Lansing.

  • Although Thomas is the lone ESPNU 150 selection, all but two of Michigan State's prospects received a grade of three stars or more from ESPN Recruiting

  • Michigan State added guard Kyle Lints as a preferred walk-on.